We are very excited to announce that this will be our final update on the BLE-Shield for Arduino Kickstarter Project.
The boards are manufactured and shipped today. While we were preparing this update, we received the last four missing addresses from backers in China.
For those who were not able to get the boards through this Kickstarter project, the BLE-Shield is already listed in Seeedstudios Bazaar. Please follow this link: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bleshield-based-on-bluegigas-ble112-module-p-1367.html?cPath=132_134 to order your BLE-Shield.
A first small stock is expected to occur in the Bazaar on Monday. Another batch will be produced after Chinese New Year but the BLE112 modules for the small batch are already delivered. So there won't be that much delay to get them manufactured.
Further details and updates on the BLE-Shield can be accessed using Michael's Blog available at http://www.mkroll.mobi and his forum at http://forum.mkroll.mobi. Please give your feedback in the forum if you encounter any problems or just feature requests since we already started to collect feedback for a revision B board.
Moreover we'd love to post pictures or short project descriptions on mkroll.mobi about what you guys have built with the BLE-Shield.
Thank you very much for being so patient since we had a delay of about three months. In a future Kickstarter Project, maybe a BLE-Shield 2.0.0, a BLEbee or even a BLEduino, we'll keep better track of the long delivery times of the BLE modules while calculating the timeline of such a project.
See you soon, since we think this won't be one of the last projects out of the hands of RowdyRobot.
Michael and Jon